Juliet Figurative Language

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In Act 2 Scene 2, the use of figurative language and celestial body diction accurately depicts Romeo’s view of how beautiful Juliet is. Romeo, standing under the balcony imagining being with his true love expresses that, “Juliet is the sun.”(2.2.5) This metaphor portrays Juliet like the sun, radiant and beautiful which shows Romeo’s idealization of Juliet. He views her as the majestic sun that shines very bright compared to all the other girls. In his perspective, she is the one girl that no other woman can match up with because the sun is the upmost planet in the universe and no other girls come close to it. Since Romeo is eager to see Juliet, he cannot wait for morning to arrive. To lessen his impatience, he wishes Juliet could, “arise, fair sun,…show more content…
He honors Juliet not as a human being, but someone who descended from heaven. He calls her, “a bright angel,”(2.2.26) who shines way above him like, “a winged messenger of heaven.”(2.2.28) The fact that Romeo acknowledges Juliet as a angel show exactly how deep and romantic their love is because she has a pure soul that brightens up Romeo’s life . To call someone an angel is beyond what anyone would expect, but Romeo calls Juliet that because she touches him deeply in the heart which is the foundation of their love. He even describes her pacing along the, “lazy-puffing clouds,”(2.2.31) and, “sailing upon the bosom of the air.”(2.2.32) This personification of the clouds and air show that Romeo views Juliet as a figure flying so high in the air that she looks down on everyone else. The fact that he visualizes her in the clouds and sailing in the air portray the idea that she is inhuman and truly an angel that exists beyond every other women. In Romeo’s heart, he has no demand for other girls because he personally knows Juliet is the one and only girl he wants to be with for the rest of his
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